About Kara

Hi there! Are you new to The Joys of Boys? If so, WELCOME!! I’m Kara Lewis and I'm the busy mom of 4 boys. I’m so HAPPY you stopped in. I'd love to stay connected. A great way to interact with me is via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys

Here it is! The ultimate gift guide for boys! With over 100 ideas, shopping for the boys on your list will be the easiest yet. After scouring all of the fantastic choices, these are my favorites. They include a little bit of everything for all age ranges. You’ll find programmable robots, LEGO sets, sports equipment, board games, and so much more. Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys […]

Easy Snowman Cookies

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite parts about Christmas: Cookies! And, not just any cookies, but easy Snowman Cookies. I can’t imagine having Christmas without making sugar cookies and these easy Snowman Cookies were adorable and delicious!  Easy Snowman Cookies For as long as I remember, making sugar cookies has been a Christmas tradition in my family.  My grandma makes the best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies and it is the only type of sugar cookie that I like.  It is so easy to take a regular sugar cookie and make it into something fun for your kids.  My boys had a lot of fun helping me decorate these Snowman Cookies. […]

Ultimate List of Stocking Stuffers for Boys

I found some fun stocking stuffers for boys that you have to see. Stuffing those stockings should be easy this year, thanks to this list. All of these stocking stuffer ideas should put a smile on every boy’s face. There’s a Moon Torch, Balloon Helicopter, and so much more. It’s time to stuff stockings… let’s get to it. Stocking Stuffers for Boys […]

Turkey Pancakes – Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast

I know you are planning out your Thanksgiving Dinner, but what about Thanksgiving breakfast?  These Turkey Pancakes are a fun and healthy Thanksgiving breakfast that your kids will love. Turkey Pancakes Can you believe that Thanksgiving time is here?  Our turkey has been bought and plans are being made for a yummy Thanksgiving dinner but I couldn’t let the holiday pass without sharing a fun Thanksgiving breakfast.  Turkey Pancakes are a fun and creative way to get kids to eat their fruit!  You can make them for your kids or let them get creative in how they want to do the feathers.  Have fun playing with your food! […]

Crafts and Activities that Teach Gratitude

I know that this time of year kids start getting their Santa lists together and start thinking about the things they want, so I love that these Activities and Crafts that Teach Gratitude actually focus on being grateful for the things that we already have. Activities and Crafts that Teach Gratitude ‘Tis the Season where children everywhere start writing down lists and lists of things that they are hoping to find under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning.  But I think it is very fitting that before the gift exchanges come, we have a holiday reminding us to be thankful for the things that we already have.  I love these activities and crafts that teach gratitude. […]

Spider Web Pretzels – Easy Halloween Treat

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My Best Advice for New Mothers from a Mom of Four Boys

Motherhood is one of those jobs that you can never be fully prepared for. You can read every parenting book out there, take every prenatal class available to you, and still, when your first baby is placed in your arms, all of that knowledge goes out the window.  Everything you learn will be based on-the-job experience but today I am partnering with Luvs at Walmart to share my best advice for new mothers, based on my 15 years of raising my boys. Advice for New Mothers […]

50 Backpacks for Boys

Back to school time is coming!!  Can you believe it!  My boys are on the look out for the perfect school supplies and have helped me come up with a list of 50 Backpacks for Boys that they think are the coolest! Backpacks for Boys This list has backpacks for boys of every age and interest. We’ve included some backpack for toddler boys as well as backpacks for teens.  I can’t decide which one I like best! […]

Summer Book and Bling Giveaway

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How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 weeks

Reading opens up a completely different world to our kids. I have always taught my kids to read at home and when I heard there was a way to teach kids to read in 4 weeks, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  Today I’m sharing some tips on how to teach kids to read in just 4 weeks! How to Teach Kids to Read in 4 Weeks […]

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